ORANGE, CA (July 25, 2022) – This past Friday, July 22, 2022, on Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” card, George «El YuYu» Acosta (13-1, 1 KO), of Whittier, California, won a hard-fought battle against Isaac «Canelito» Avelar (16-4, 10 KOs) of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The 8-round super featherweight main event bout took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.
In the opening round, both fighters wasted no time trying to feel each other out. Avelar, fighting from the southpaw stance, was letting his hands go as Acosta stood his ground a fired back. Avelar stunned Acosta with a straight left in round two, but Acosta recovered and came back strong, fighting from distance. In round five, Acosta dropped Avelar with a powerful straight right to the solar plexus. Avelar got up and made it to the final bell. Scorecards read 77-74 for Acosta.
“I knew this was going to be a tough fight,” said Acosta. “Avelar has been in the ring with some very good fighters, so I knew he was coming in with a lot of confidence. My conditioning as great and was the main reason I was able to win this fight. In addition, I’ve been working on all aspects of my game and my boxing ability has improved. I wasn’t going to let him walk me down, so I kept the fight on the inside when I had to. I’m grateful for the win and I’m looking forward to my next fight.”